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An Internet based system to electronically verify the identity of a person carrying a physical badge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010502D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for verifying the identity of service personnel, comprising the following steps: digitally reading identification carried by the service personnel including a Universal Resource Locator (URL) at an entryway to a dwelling unit; transferring such information to a server over the Internet via the URL; verifying that the URL is certified by a certification agency; receiving validation information from the server; comparing validation information to the appearance of the service personnel.